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Oct. 20, 2017

Expanding the limits of knowledge

Expanding the limits of knowledge

Purva Patel presents her research on iron in plants during the undergraduate research fair. Patel works in Dr. Mendoza’s lab in the Bond Life Sciences Center. By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC Purva Patel grew up captivated by newspaper articles discussing a method to grow plants without soil called hydroponics. Today, she is one of the…

Oct. 17, 2017

A love story closes LSSP 2017

A love story closes LSSP 2017

Jim Obergefell’s love endured through his partner’s death and all the way to the Supreme Court. Jim Obergefell speaks about winning the landmark Supreme Court case that granted equal marraige rights to same-sex couples. Obergefell received a standing ovation after his lecture. Photo by Eleanor Hasenbeck | Bond Life Sciences By Eleanor C. Hasenbeck |…

Oct. 16, 2017

McKibben urges climate action in campus lecture

McKibben urges climate action in campus lecture

Bill McKibben explained the impact of increasing carbon emissions on the global climate and explored solutions to slowing the trend Bill McKibben responds to an audience member’s question at his lecture on Oct. 4 in Jesse Hall. The screen behind him shows demonstrators blocking an oil rig from leaving harbor. McKibben called them “kayak-tivists.” Photo…

Oct. 13, 2017

Katy Guthrie #IAmScience

Katy Guthrie #IAmScience

Katy Guthrie, a Ph.D. candidate, works in Dr. Paula McSteen’s lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott, Bond LSC By Allison Scott | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I want to take the knowledge I gain and teach it to other young scientists so they share in this excitement, too.” Katy Guthrie grew up as…

Oct. 13, 2017

The state of the American marriage

The state of the American marriage

Eli Finkel explains not all modern marriages are getting worse. Finkel spoke about his new book, “The All-Or-Nothing Marriage”. | Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC “And they lived happily ever after. Like, what the hell?” Eli Finkel exclaimed. “That’s a foolish way of thinking. Really what you’re doing is…

Oct. 12, 2017

Examining the African American marriage

Examining the African American marriage

Charlandra Bryant reveals some of her findings on what influences African Americans’ marriage quality. Bryant spoke on the effects of health on African American couples on Saturday, Oct. 7. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC “Race matters, even in marriage,” Charlandra Bryant said to open her talk on the…

Oct. 4, 2017

The future of lab technology

The future of lab technology

Ph.D. student Ke Gao and computer scientist Filiz Bunyak collaborate with researchers at the Bond Life Sciences Center. The pair helps advance high-throughput phenotyping by developing applications and algorithms for image analysis. | Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC Computer scientists create applications to speed up research in the lab By Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC…

Sept. 27, 2017

Vinit Shanbhag #IAmScience

Vinit Shanbhag #IAmScience

Vinit Shanbhag is a Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry and works in Michael Petris’ lab in Bond LSC. | photo by Allison Scott By Allison Scott | Bond LSC “#IAmScience because I like to discover. The excitement of uncovering things that could have an impact on millions of lives is fascinating.” Vinit Shanbhag isn’t your typical student.…

Sept. 22, 2017

Sterling Evans #IAmScience

Sterling Evans #IAmScience

By Allison Scott | Bond LSC  “#IAmScience because I want to focus my research on problems that exist in agriculture in undeveloped and third world countries.” Sterling Evans’ mind wasn’t focused on research when he started college, but that would soon change. The sophomore plant sciences major uncovered his interest thanks to Freshman Research in Plant…

Sept. 20, 2017

The tool that’s making a big splash in science research

The tool that’s making a big splash in science research

How zebrafish gained their popularity as a model organism By: Samantha Kummerer, Bond LSC  The core of many modern discoveries in developmental biology is swimming in a tank. These are zebrafish that serve as the lab rats for Anand Chandrasekhar’s research. Dozens of tanks containing thousands of swimming fish fill the lab in the basement…